Featured Strains: Black Jack and Star Kush
This week’s featured strains are Black Jack and Star Kush, two excellent genetics with contrasting effects. Black Jack is an uplifting strain suited towards daytime symptom relief, while Star Kush is a potent indica-dominant hybrid patients have found helpful for relaxation and pain relief.
Star Kush is a cross between Stardawg and Nigerian Kush, developed by the legendary breeders at Top Dawg Seeds. We selected a Stardawg-dominant phenotype that heavily displays the classic Chemdawg genetics the strain was named for. Pine, menthol, fuel, and pepper flavors are all present, followed by a sweet raspberry finish with some notes of garlic. Testing off the charts for both terpenes and cannabinoids, this strain is a standout cultivar. Not much to look at, Star Kush has small calyxes, tight buds, light pink to red hairs and a light green flower. Still, our Star Kush carries a thick funk that will please anyone with a palette for East Coast Chemdawg and Diesel varieties. Stardawg Kush is one of our most potent fuel strains and currently the closest we can offer to an original Chemdawg variety. Patients have found relief from stress and anxiety, as well as joint and muscle pain.
Black Jack is a cross of Black Domina and Jack Herer. Reminiscent of an original Jack Herer, this will take those familiar with classic Jack on a brief trip through time. The aroma has sweet fruit, citrus and woody pine terpenes. Similar to a sweet carbonated soda, with hints of sage and pineapple, this plant provides a relaxed, functional and uplifting experience. Black Jack displays some sativa structure and effects, with large triangular buds that are very dense and full. Patients have found relief from anxiety and nausea, as well as an active, creative boost. A very strong cannabinoid profile without the couchlock or heaviness sometimes associated with high potency strains.
Through their unique and competing attributes, Black Jack and Star Kush represent different eras in the evolution of modern cannabis genetics. Black Jack’s large, pointed flowers and old school aroma are reminiscent of the Dutch coffeeshop scene that predates contemporary dispensaries, while Star Kush evokes the fuel-tinged flavor popularized by Sour Diesel, Chemdawg and OG Kush that put American genetics on the map and delights patients at today’s dispensaries. Both have a great deal to offer patients, and together are great examples of how large of a role the terpene profile plays in the effect of the flower.
Cannabinoid and Terpene Profiles
Black Jack Cannabinoid Results
Max THC: 26.2
Max CBD: 0.2
Black Jack Terpene Results
Total Terpenes: 2.39%
Total Analytes: 33.49%
Star Kush Cannabinoid Results
Max THC: 26.4
Max CBD: 0.3
Star Kush Terpene Results
Nerolidol 1: 0.11%
Nerolidol 2: 0.27%
Total Terpenes: 2.19%
Total Analytes: 33.49
Featured Strains: Black Jack and Star Kush This week’s featured strains are Black Jack and Star Kush, two excellent genetics with contrasting effects. Black Jack is an uplifting strain suited